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Long Beach honors October as Filipino-American History Month

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Long Beach’s Filipino-American population will now be honored in October, as City Council unanimously voted to officially designate October as Filipino-American History Month last Tuesday evening.

First District Councilman Robert Garcia, the primary author of the council resolution, said approximately 20,000 Filipino-Americans live in the Long Beach area, and that number is likely to increase once 2010 U.S. Census data is tallied.

According to City Council documents, the United States Congress currently is considering legislation (H.R. 155) to grant official status to Filipino American History Month.

The Long Beach City Council declared the boundaries of the city’s Filipino Neighborhood in 1992, which are Santa Fe Avenue from 20th Street to Spring Street.

Read more at Gazettes.com

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm

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